St Paul’s Sports Ministry includes Upward basketball and cheer, specifically designed for kindergarten through eighth grade girls and boys that promotes the love of Jesus, and character building self-esteem in every child, through basketball and cheerleading. We are teaching children and families how to build a relationship with God and personally develop themselves. We are thankful for all of our volunteers- coaches, referees, concession, approximately 25 volunteers, Upward would not be such a big success without them!

Sports VBS will take place the week of June 18 from 1-4pm for children in grades between K-5th. Basketball, soccer, kickball, volleyball, frisbee are some of the sports we will play. Registration begins April 12 and ends June 1. Register online at or in the church office. Space is limited!

Open gym will be Thursdays, from 1-4pm all summer, beginning May 31 and will run through July 26 with exception for June 21 due to camp. Cost is $1 to play. Contact Christy with questions at

New to St. Paul’s UMC this summer is an 8 week,  indoor summer soccer league for boys and girls between the age of 5-11! Cost is $40, 8 weeks of practices and 6 weeks of games. Practices will be once a week for an hour on either Monday or Tuesday evenings beginning June 11 and games will be Saturdays, beginning June 30 between 4 and 7pm. Season ends August 4

We appreciate all the scholarship donations that come in for Upward basketball and cheerleading. This is a great program for our youth and truly impacts each and every one of them!

Also a part of the Sports Ministries are yoga classes.  Gentle yoga for stretching, strengthening, and rejuvenation for seniors is held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays in the Serendipity room of the Billy and Ann Still Life Center. Bring a yoga mat and towel. Class cost is $6.00 per class, drop-ins are welcome! Questions? Please contact Bonnie Schroeder via email at or by phone at 520-204-6504.